Shared Hosting For Joomla? Nothing Could Be Easier!
Bluehost shared hosting is one of the most reliable and reputable shared hosting providers for joomla that provide services for less than $5/month. Bluehost got its start back in 1996, and has grown to be one of the biggest names in web hosting for CMS, Blogs and small business websites.
Signing Up For A Blue Host Account
One of the best parts of signing up for an account is that it's ultra simple, and while bluehost does offer several types of web hosting (Shared, Wordpress Specific, VPS and Dedicated Servers), for a new site owner, there's the "Starter" plan, and that's $3.95/month that offers:
- Hosting for your website
- 100 GB Disk Space (More than enough for a very, very, VERY large website)
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Domain Parking/Forwarding for up to five additional domains
- 25 Subdomains (subdomain.yourdomain.com)
- 100 email accounts for you and all your needs
- 500MB email disk space for each account (not total disk space)
- $50 in advertising credits
- SIGN UP NOW!
1. Choose Your Domain
If you already have a domain, you can just point it to Bluehost, or if you're getting a new one, enter the domain name to get started. The domain name purchase is free when you signup for a new webhosting account, so if you haven't gotten your domain yet, might as well get it for free with bluehost!
2. Enter your Account Information
This, like any other sign up form has the standard name, address, phone and other ubiqutous sign up fields. Below the personal information form, there is the package details. You'll notice that the plan you selected already shows here, but you do have the option to upgrade or downgrade your plan if you think you'll need more or less. You also have the option to change plans at any time. Just raise a ticket with the helpdesk or call Bluehost directly, and they'll upgrade or downgrade your service plan.
In addition to signing up for your webhosting account, you have the option to sign up for Constant Contact, add domain privacy (So you don't show up in the "who is" data), add hosting backups so you don't lose your data, signup for Search Engine Jumpstart which gets you listed on the search engine fast, and lastly, Sitelock Security (site verification and security monitoring).
Finally, just enter your payment information and click submit.
Bluehost Instant Activation - No Waiting for Web Hosting!
After submitting your account signup information, just head over to your email inbox that was used for your Bluehost account signup, and look for the welcome email. In this email, you'll find your account information, the URL for your webhosting account login, username and password.